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That definitely was a very hard hit and more than likely took the right front off the car . I wonder what the G forces registered on that hit
 

PaRoadDawg

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That definitely was a very hard hit and more than likely took the right front off the car . I wonder what the G forces registered on that hit
Less than what you would think. It was the equivalent to a glancing blow, approximately at a 25 degree angle. That would significantly cut down on the Delta V, or change in velocity, which, when combined with some fancy math, can be converted to G-Force. Very survivable crash, even in a regular vehicle. The Delta V was probably around 30 mph change. Definitely would feel it later that night.
 

DougD

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Less than what you would think. It was the equivalent to a glancing blow, approximately at a 25 degree angle. That would significantly cut down on the Delta V, or change in velocity, which, when combined with some fancy math, can be converted to G-Force. Very survivable crash, even in a regular vehicle. The Delta V was probably around 30 mph change. Definitely would feel it later that night.

Oh crap, MATH!
 

tom3

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Aug 1, 1999
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ohio
Like to see the side impact of getting T-boned at speed on the driver's side too.
 

Jimmac

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that would leave a bruise but a better video would have been another car hitting that thing at 130 after the 1st car came to a stop. jim
 




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